Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti Hints That Video Evidence and Instagram Will Clear His Name of Domestic Violence Charges

Michael Avenatti believes he has evidence that will exonerate him of domestic violence charges.

The lawyer for Stormy Daniels dropped a few tweets on Monday night that seem to indicate that surveillance video and social media will back up his story.

“There is nothing more powerful than video evidence. NOTHING!” he wrote. “I will be fully exonerated.”

Hours before, Avenatti seemingly referred to his accuser’s Instagram account (which is private) when he said, “People think they are so smart. Until they post stuff on IG that undercuts their bogus, fabricated claims they made less than 24 hrs earlier. We can’t wait for justice! #Basta.”

As The Blast first reported, a woman named Mareli Miniutti filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Avenatti on Monday in Los Angeles.

Miniutti is an actress in her 20s, originally from Estonia, and most recently scored a cameo in “Ocean’s Eight.”

Michael Avenatti was arrested last week after a woman called the police. He was arrested at his apartment in L.A. but the circumstances behind the allegations were unclear.

It was also erroneously reported that Avenatti’s ex-wife was the woman who initially made the allegations, but that was later proven to be false after both of Avenatti’s former spouses came out with statements claiming he had never hit them.

After he was released from custody, Stormy Daniels attorney disputed he had hit anyone, and said, “I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”